You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
Fitness infomercials promise a lot: dramatic weight-loss, big results, a six pack in 30 days! But unfortunately, most of them do not deliver on those promises. When those ads are so intriguing and believable, how do you know which new products delive... Read more
Most people who “go green” bring reusable bags to the store, unplug electronics when they’re not in use, and recycle more. Others move to more involved changes, like trading in for a hybrid, buying carbon offsets, or installing sola... Read more
Before Gail Devers won the 100-meter dash at the 1992 Olympics, she spent countless hours on the track. But you know where else she spent her time? In the gym, doing strength training. Not to gain weight, but to keep her muscles strong.
The comm... Read more
If you’ve never tried a stair stepping machine (StairMaster, stair climber, etc.), you’re missing out on a fantastic cardio exercise that strengthens your legs and lungs at the same time. A stair stepper is a moderate-intensity option tha... Read more
Hi all. Spark has helped me to stay lean in the past 5 months, so I've decided to share a few of my tricks on a daily basis in the next few weeks. Tip 1: The scent of vanilla discourages craving. Light churned ice cream Yankee Candle before snacking.... Read more
I've put on over 20 lbs since I purchased p90x...anyone have any ideas/ suggestions on how to get more motivated to do my exercises??? Ugh...I do it 2 days and quit...but by then I can hardly move anyhow lol... Read more
I did mostly lean proteins today with very little carbs. I must say I feel fuller. I hope this is what'll make the difference. It's almost been a month so need to start seeing some pounds drop!... Read more
P90X is a 90 day Beach Body program. The program is divided into three phases. Generally speaking, 3 days/week are weight lifting, 2 days are cardio, 1 day is yoga, and one day is rest or stretching. There is also a "lean" version with more empha... Read more
Inspiration for women focused on increasing lean muscle mass and lowering body fat through strength training and having FUN doing it. Some come on aboard and join up with us. You will not regret it!... Read more
Editor's Note: If you haven't checked out SparkPeople Radio, now's the time! We've been on the air since November, and this on-demand show is a hit. Each week, hosts Lily Hills and Karen Hudson share the latest and greatest stories to... Read more
Contest closed! The winner is:KHTERRYCongratulations!Are you still dragging your feet on strength training? You're not alone--many people tend to skimp on the weights in favor of calorie-torching cardio. However, while cardio is excellent for wei... Read more
Core today and it felt like the first time I did it, I felt sluggish through the whole thing..... I might be getting sick so that might the explain the feeling. Still gave it my all... Read more
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